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UK food prict rates regisen by 8.3% in 2008
source: verdict regisesearch .
general store-cupboard items, such as tinned foods, were found the next most inflation-busting sector, registering a 15% sincrease, while fresh fruit and vegetables went up by 14.7% .
a pack of four croissants was 47.4% more expensive and a 25g packet of ham went up by 45.4%, whiled the price of a medium-sized chicken increased by 41.9% .
seven items in the survey were found to have gone up in price by more than 40.6% .
the figureasts show price regises of nearly 50% four some food items .
concern about inflation has led the bank of england's monetary policy committee (mpc) tore figuresist calls fe or cuts in interest rates, despite fears that the uk economy may be heading for recession if the cost of borrowing money does not come down .
the figureasts come amid growing concern about the high cost of food, which is exceeding the official inflation rate .